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The Franchise QBs: Rank the top signal-callers in Jets history

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The Franchise QBs: Rank the top signal-callers in Jets history

We've identified the top all-time quarterbacks for every NFL team, and we're asking you to help us determine each signal-caller's place in franchise history.

Vote up or down on each of the New York Jets quarterbacks listed (with contextual numbers from ESPN Stats & Information) and check back Wednesday for the final fan ranking, plus the ranking of our Jets NFL Nation reporter, Rich Cimini.

 

 
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+316-29
 
 
Joe Namath
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- Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985
- Led the Jets to their only Super Bowl appearance, and win, in Super Bowl III (1968)
- Leads the franchise in passing yards (27,057), TD passes (170) and QB wins (60)
- Led the Jets to two of four division titles in franchise history (1968, 1969)
- Led the AFL in passing yards in 1966 and 1967 and led the NFL in passing yards in 1972
- Threw for 4,007 pass yards in 1967, which still stands as the franchise record
 
+245-94
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Chad Pennington
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- Completed a franchise-record 68.9 percent of his passes in 2002 to lead the NFL
- Led the Jets to the AFC East title in 2002, the team's last division title
- Led the Jets to the playoffs all three times he started at least 12 games (2002, 2004, 2006)
- Named the 2006 AP Comeback Player of the Year with the Jets
 
+217-83
3
 
Ken O'Brien
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- Named to two Pro Bowls (1985, 1991)
- Led the NFL in interception percentage three times (1985, 1987, 1988)
- The only QB in Jets history with a game of 400 passing yards, four TD passes and zero interceptions at Seattle on Nov. 2, 1986
- The only QB in Jets history with back-to-back seasons with at least 25 TD passes (1985-86)
 
+233-101
4
 
Vinny Testaverde
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- Threw 29 touchdown passes and seven interceptions in 1998 for a plus-22 TD-Int differential, the best in Jets history
- Made the Pro Bowl in 1998 with the Jets
- Went 12-1 as a starter in 1998, leading the Jets to the most wins in a single season in franchise history
 
+82-175
5
 
Richard Todd
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- Led the NFL in yards per attempt (8.0) in 1979
- Went 10-5-1 as a starter in 1981, leading the Jets to their first playoff appearance since 1969

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Kenny the only QB in Jets history with a game of 400 passing yards?? That's BS Namath had 400+ so did Vinny and Todd..:rolleyes: Kenny did manage to do something the others didn't, never had a rushing td and never won a playoff game..

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36 minutes ago, Savage69 said:

Kenny the only QB in Jets history with a game of 400 passing yards?? That's BS Namath had 400+ so did Vinny and Todd..:rolleyes: Kenny did manage to do something the others didn't, never had a rushing td and never won a playoff game..

it said 400 yd pass game w/ 4 TDs and zero INTs. That may be right but he is still vastly overrated by jet fans more impressed w/ meaningless fantasy #s.

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5 minutes ago, nyjunc said:

it said 400 yd pass game w/ 4 TDs and zero INTs. That may be right but he is still vastly overrated by jet fans more impressed w/ meaningless fantasy #s.

I'll still take Joe's 496 passing yds and 6 td's and 1 pick over that and Joe did it on just 15 completions..

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8 minutes ago, dbatesman said:

Probably should be #2, which is the number of AFC title games he went to. Not a lot of ppl know that

nah, meaningless fantasy #s tell us all we need to know about QB play.  the great Ken O'Brien was a PRO BOWLER, he made it throwing 10 TDs and 11 INts in that amazing 8-8 year in 1991.  Obviously he's much better.

4 minutes ago, Savage69 said:

I'll still take Joe's 496 passing yds and 6 td's and 1 pick over that and Joe did it on just 15 completions..

Both Joe against Bal 1972 ans ken against Sea 1986 were spectacular performances.

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5 minutes ago, CanadaSteve said:

Our top five in regular season wins = 233 

Tom Brady Regular season wins = 183

 

If Brady keeps going, he could BE our top 5 combined.

some day we'll get a QB half as good as Brady, some day :(

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